Category Archives: Economic Analysis

Low Volatility-High Dividend Stocks Is the New Safe Haven

At least this is what it appears many investors think in a low/negative bond yield environment since they are convinced that the Fed will not let the market fall. As a result they ignore developments in one of the riskiest … Continue reading

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Time To End This NonSense

Some click-bait websites and various analysts often repeat the “bad news is good news for the market” meme. This creates the impression that the market likes bad for the economy and people news. This is nonsense.

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Goldbug Tricks in the Era of Cryptocurrencies and Deflation

When the stock market rallies, goldbugs scream loud “financialization of commodities.” When the stock market falls, they scream loud “recession”. These are difficult times for goldbugs and for these memes to scare investors. Precious metals are in trouble in the … Continue reading

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Short-Term Rate Increase Neutralized

On December 16, 2015, when the Fed raised short-term rates, the 10-Year Note yield was at 2.29%. After about a month, the market has neutralized the Fed action and the 10-Year Note yield has fallen by about 25 basis points.

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Value Investors Are Reclaiming The Market

This was the worst first week of the year for U.S. stocks in at least 66 years. And this drop may not be related to interest rates, oil prices or geopolitical instability but to the fact that value investors are … Continue reading

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The Case For A Multi-Year Range-Bound Stock Market

There are at least five factors that combined may create conditions for multi-year range-bound action in the U.S. stock market: Higher market efficiency, proliferation of ETFs, a crowded momentum trade, high frequency trading and the end of stimulus. Momentum traders … Continue reading

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Stock Market Stabilization Factors And The Lost Skill

After the 1990s the stock market no longer generates significant absolute returns and price action is dominated by random drift induced by specific market stabilization factors. This change in dynamics is demonstrated by bootstrapping daily S&P 500 returns in the … Continue reading

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